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Trade Liberalization and Growth: Recent Experiences in Latin America*

  • Manuel R. Agosin (a1) and Ricardo Ffrench-Davis

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In recent years, many Latin American countries (LACs) have embarked upon trade liberalization drives. This article reviews the radical changes in trade policy which this has entailed, together with the current and foreseeable results, and offers some policy recommendations regarding complementary measures.

The first sustained experience with trade liberalization in recent decades was in Chile, which launched a process in the 1970s that, by the end of that decade, had made its economy one of the most open in the world.

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Updated and revised version of the article “Trade Liberalization in Latin America,” which appeared in the CEPAL Review N° 50 (August 1993).

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